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Teachers unions to Education Secretary Duncan: Leave!

The AFT convention has a blunt message for Education Secretary Arne Duncan: You flunk the test of helping the nation's schools and kids, so leave.

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NEA’s Eskelsen-García promises tougher line on public school critics

"No commercial, mass-produced, industrial-strength standardized factory test should ever be used as the determining factor for any student or adult."

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Massachusetts educators elect a new progressive union leadership

Madeloni ran on a platform of maintaining and strengthening union rights, labor solidarity, organizing, and opposition to the privatization of public education and to high-stakes testing.

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Parents: Retaining Chicago students is a flunking system

Chicago Public Schools is willfully imposing an injurious and discriminatory retention policy on a mass scale, say parents.